Thursday, April 17, 2014

Solar Lights

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I suspect a pack-rat has been visiting my porch every night and eating up my plants. In order to deter the creature I made some of those solar lights I've been seeing all over Pinterest. I didn't do ANYTHING other that take apart the lights and pop them in a small Mason Jar.

Solar light before

 Jar + top of solar light (no tools required)


TaDaaaa!


 AND I think it is keeping the packrat away!! I have lost 6+ buds and now LOOK... Flowers on the way!







Saturday, April 12, 2014

In Bloom

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This is one of the few cacti on my porch that is NOT being gobbled up by some awful creature (my guess is a packrat) :-(

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Reupholstered

Remember this find from last week? It's been upgraded (read-on)!

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First I pulled off the ugly pink vinyl fabric. Underneath it was more pink. This time a pink velour type fabric, which I am assuming to be the original. I also found some labels.

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From what little I could find online. My piece is a reproduction piece from the mid 1950's. It hails from Michigan (like most of my family!).

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I don't know what this label is from. Maybe the people who ordered it? Reupholstered it? Anyway, I'm guessing this chair was in Illinois at some point in it's life. I couldn't seem to find an information on the name.

I purchased my very first "power tool" and got to work. I didn't want to deal with taking the original fabric off and replacing the pad, since both were in great condition... and I wanted this to be a quick project. So I put my fabric over it. Luckily it was fabric I had in hand (remember this project?).

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TaDA!

It is not perfect, but it works for now. The chair itself has some scratches and dings that I want to take care of later....